from his blog: http://www.allanarmitage.net/about_dr...
Dr. Armitage is well known as a writer, speaker and researcher throughout the world. He has evaluated garden plants in Montreal, Canada; East Lansing, Michigan and Athens, Georgia, gaining an appreciation of plant development in the North and South. He holds his B.Sc from MacDonald College, Quebec, M.Sc. from University of Guelph, Ontario and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.
At the University of Georgia, he runs the research gardens where new plant material from most of the flower breeders in the world is evaluated. The Gardens at UGA are among the finest trial gardens in the nation. They are open to the public throughout the year.
As a teacher and speaker, Dr. Armitage has lectured in Canada, the United States, Colombia, New Zealand, Australia and Europe and is in constant demand. He has visited research and production centers throughout the world and studies annuals, perennials, cut flowers and greenhouse crops in various climates. He teaches courses in Greenhouse Production, Greenhouse Crop Management and Herbaceous Plant Identification and Use. He is a highly engaging teacher and his courses fill rapidly. He has received numerous teaching awards. He was seen on Smart Gardening TV, on which he talked about both commercial and garden issues. He also serves as a guest correspondent for the popular Victory Garden television series. Both shows appeared on public television channels around the country.